take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
    progressive brilliance from the guy who pointed out Tim Eyman's nascent horse's-assedness
  • Talker's Magazine
    The quirky talk radio trade mag. Check the Talk Radio Research Project- it's not very scientific, but places on the top 15 talkers list (scroll down to Talk Radio Audiences By Size)) are as hotly contested as Emmys (and mean just about as much).
  • The Advocate
    No, not THAT Advocate... it's the Northwest Progressive Institute's Official Blog.
  • Media Matters
    Documentation of right-wing media in video, audio and text.
  • Orcinus
    home of David Neiwert, freelance investigative journalist and author who writes extensively about far-right hate groups
  • Hominid Views
    "People, politics, science, and whatnot" Darryl is a statistician who fights imperialism with empiricism, gives good links and wry commentary.
  • Jesus' General
    An 11 on the Manly Scale of Absolute Gender, a 12 on the Heavenly Scale of the 10 Commandments and a 6 on the earthly scale of the Immaculately Groomed.
  • Howie in Seattle
    Howie Martin is the Abe Linkin' of progressive Seattle.
  • Streaming Radio Guide
    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
    News satire -- The Onion in the Seattle petunia patch.
  • Irrational Public Radio
    "informs, challenges, soothes and/or berates, and does so with a pleasing vocal cadence and unmatched enunciation. When you listen to IPR, integrity washes over you like lava, with the pleasing familiarity of a medium-roast coffee and a sensible muffin."
  • The Maddow Blog
    Here's the hyper-interactive La Raych of MSNBC. daily show-vids, freakishly geeky research, and classy graphics.
  • Northwest Broadcasters
    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
  • News Corpse
    The Internet's chronicle of media decay.
  • The Moderate Voice
    The voice of reason in the age of Obama, and the politics of the far-middle.
  • News Hounds
    Dogged dogging of Fox News by a team who seems to watch every minute of the cable channel so you don't have to.
  • HistoryLink
    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

  • The Reagan Wing
    Hearin lies the real heart of Washington State Republicans. Doug Parris runs this red-meat social conservative group site which bars no holds when it comes to saying who they are and who they're not; what they believe and what they don't; who their friends are and where the rest of the Republicans can go. Well-written, and flaming.
  • Orbusmax
    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2005


« GOP chair kirby wilbur leaves talk radio door open | Main | Limbaugh favors beatings of reporters until he doesn't »

February 02, 2011



he's the boy who cried wolf... though quite a bit more wealthy.

 Caleb the Comedian

i believe Joanie is the Anti-Christ. hey, relax it's just one of my jokes in the Vegas act. the peeps at my shows can't get enough of the Joanie material.


The more 'out there' Beck's theories go, the more I actually enjoy him. Look, he's said himself that he doesn't care about the political process, he's an entertainer wanting to make bucket loads of cash....which he's very good at.

Beck believes 5% of the batshit-crazy things he says, and only wants you patronize his sponsors and buy survival seeds, safes, yummy bunker food and gold. He offers no solutions but merely wishes to criticize in an effort to ensure the problems he addresses are never solved, because if they were solved, he'd be out of a job."

Fear sells. He's a marketing genius....a sleazy genius, but a genius nonetheless.


Five percent is still too much and I thought he'd lost his sponsors.

And a genius - just because he's found an audience that likes his brand of idiotic coomedy?

Call him a "comedian" if you think he's that; but, a genius? Come on.

I think it is a late good sign that his audience is diminishing. Perhaps as people become unemployed and scrape the bottom of their own financial barrels, they are finding him less amusing.


And not everybody is as sane as you are, Bill. Some people watch and listen to him and Rush every day and the message gets repeated over and over and otherwise know better start to believe it. That's why it is called propaganda.

Although I agree, Beck is more of a clown than Rush.


Oh, I don't want to minimize his bad influence on the sheep that follow him....

But he IS brilliant when it comes to tying all of his fear driven dribble into marketing. EVERYTHING he says he somehow ties to a sponsor, a book, a premium membership, a stage show etc. I'm only commenting on the genius approach to selling his sycophants on his 'products'...that's all.


The interesting thing is that nothing Beck says is original. That is why he is sounding even more insane than usual with Egypt. He is just repeating the same things that the Bircher's railed about in the 60s before saner heads drove them out of the Republican Party (Yes, there was once a time when there were grown ups in the Republican Party, thank you Dan Evans).

The problem is, while you could at least make some case for over powering communist expansion circa 1962, it just doesn't work today. Do Glen is stuck mixing up Islamist, 60s-radicals that haven't done anything but write books and give lectures for nearly 40-years, and normal political demonstrations. To make this work, he has to be alarmed that students and/or labor are demonstrating in Europe (as if this has never happen in the last 60 years), that people might get upset with dictators, and that brown people might want democracy.

In Beck's very little world, this is possible, as when you ignore history, you can ignore everything. However, it does put him in the position of 1) being against people striving for democracy, 2) in favor of dictators, and 3) making stuff up to support his world view. The absolutely most hilarious thing about any Beck broadcast is that he does what he claims Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn are doing. The scary part is that while a few people care about what Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn, millions of Conservatives actually believe what Beck is saying.

While Beck's numbers are down, proving that the American public is not stupid, it is a shame that so few on the far right have the maturity or common sense to call him out for his fear mongering and un-American hysteria. When ever one talks about Beck (or Palin, Bachmann, Limbaugh etc. etc), one must ask him or herself "What ever happened to the Adults in the Republican Party? Is power so important to them that they are willing to gain it on a platform of lies and fear?" Democracy is better with two sides having an honest debate. Sadly, the Republicans have allowed people like Beck to control the conversation, giving them some short term success, but condemning them to repeat the same errors that nearly destroyed the party in the 50s and the 60s.

Progressive Blog Junkie

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say his numbers were down because of...

A. The election is over.

B. More people are working.

C. Like the article says, he is not someone who one would go to get the news of whats happening somewhere in the world.

D. The winter storms back east have the children playing their XBOX and Playstations leaving the parents to listen to the radio or read a book.

Progressive Blog Junkie

Speaking of weather. Anyone catch Al Gore's response to O'Rally attack on global warming. Another reality the right will never understand.


Wow....JDB need to be a famous blogger. I've never heard someone sum up the right's problems so well in 4 short paragraphs.

Kudos....nicely done!

Right Leaning and Right

Did anybody see Hannity last night, Where he told the controversial Imam Anjem Choudary: "You're a sick, miserable, evil SOB" and where the Imam says to Hannity that America should "be worried that Islam is coming to your backyard."


Oh, I don't want to minimize his bad influence on the sheep that follow him....

But he IS brilliant when it comes to tying all of his fear driven dribble into marketing.

It doesn't require brillance or genius, just a lack of personal ethics and a boss who shares your ideological extremism and refuses to fire you.

The Anti-Dori

Funny Leaner. What would you say to someone who called you a sick, evil, miserable SOB?

I agree, great post JOB!

Right Leaning and Right

Go to Mediaite and give it a listen. It is there for you to judge.
(I would say that they are probably a good judge of character, LOL)


I really do hope that Beck's declining appeal means conservatives are becoming less racist, and warming to a new reality in which we welcome the election of non-white presidents. Beck went from CNN nobody to Fox News superstar in a matter of months; the months following the inauguration of President Obama. His viewers were scared, and many of them didn't even know why. I'd like to think they're becoming more brave and turning away from Beck. I want to believe conservatives are smart enough to recognize that equality is an American value, and having a black president is the ultimate manifestation of American values, not far behind ensuring that all Americans have access to health care when they become sick.


It means more of them are starving and eating each other like the Donner Party.


Beck's evangelical-preacher-cum-conspiracy-nut act was novel for awhile, but I think he's boring to tears what's left of the reasonably sane part of audience. He has settled into a very gloomy, doomy, one-note performance every night. Even wingnuts get sick of incessant repetition at some point.


I agree, Tig. I also think the massacre in Arizona put a damper on emotions. Perhaps people are seeing themselves in the vitriol and fearmongering perpetuated by their and just maybe some of them don't like it much.

A lot of intersecting events have probably led to this and all of them are mentioned above. I wasn't crazy about the SOTU speech but it did show the country a calm and reasonable President. I don't see or hear as much bigotry online as I did. Maybe things are improving.

And god only knows, the sight of Egypt's turmoil reinforces the notion that we don't want that here.

And speaking of Egypt, Kristof said that it may be that the government doesn't want the world to see what it is up to and is detaining journalists for that reason. I think all the countries of the world should keep up fly-overs to just keep an eye on things. That might deter some of the violence. Just an idea.

P. Smith

My goodness! All of you on this site have such high regard for your own "intelligence;" its really quiet amusing. Thanks for the laughs.

The comments to this entry are closed.

April 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

Tip Jar

Change is good

Tip Jar

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    pacific nw talk stations

    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
      Games and sports-blabber
    • KIROFM 97.3
      Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • KVI am 570 KHz
      Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits. Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
    • KTTH am 770 KHz
      Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
    • KPTK am 1090 KHz
      Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
    • KLFE AM 1590 kHz
      Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
    • KOMOAM
      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
    • Washington State Radio Stations
      Comprehensive list of every danged AM & FM station on the dial.
    • KKOL am 1300 KHz
      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....